The Necklace Essays

  • The Necklace

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    most beautiful and well-known the only thing that matters in life? In the beginning of Guy de Maupassant’s short story, The Necklace, Madame Loisel, more commonly referred to as Mathilde, is depicted as having this thought process, lacking humility, and vain to say the least, but then experiences the hardships of poverty for ten years as a result of losing a borrowed necklace in the hopes of being the most beautiful at a party. By showing the reader how the character’s vanity brought the tiresome

  • Irony In The Necklace

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    Guy de Maupassant short story “The Necklace,” Madame Forestier is a school friend of Mathilde Loisel; she lends an expensive necklace to her to wear to the ball. Then unexpected news came that Mathilde has wasted her life trying to pay for the replacement of the necklace, when the real one was worth nothing. Mathilde Loisel has a physical beauty, but not the wealthy lifestyle she wants. Although she has a comfortable home and loving husband, she is so unsatisfied. The only time she was happy was

  • Conventions In The Necklace

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    Guy de Maupassant effectively uses the conventions of short stories in The Necklace to teach lessons about life. Firstly, de Maupassant employs many literary devices in The Necklace to engage the audience with the conventions of his short story. In addition, there are many similarities and differences between the real Cinderella story and The Necklace. Furthermore, the theme that people should not be slaves to the cruel whims of fortune but instead be satisfied with what they have transposes well

  • The Necklace Flaws

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    In the short story “The Necklace,” people get to experience a character with a several character flaws. The story is written by Guy de Maupassant, about a self-obsessed woman, Mathilde Loisel, and the problems she has to endure due to her own faults. She believes that she deserves more than what she already possesses and disagrees with anything or anyone that goes against her beliefs. Ultimately, Mathilde’s character is portrayed as ungrateful, cowardly, and insecure. There are many things that

  • Loyalty In The Necklace

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    The theme of “The Necklace” is to be happy with what you have, because in pursuing frivolous, unneeded items, one can lose sight of all that they do have. Mathilde deeply cares about how she portrays herself to the public, she may not be wealthy, but she wants to look wealthy. When Mathilde states, “Nothing. Only I have no dress, and therefore I can’t go to this ball…” (239). Mathilde doesn’t want to go to the ball because she wants to look her best, but doesn’t have the expensive dresses of the

  • The Necklace Expansion

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    more complete and detailed written work or set of comments based on something shorter. Madame Loisel, the main character of “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant, experiences expansion and development throughout the story. Madame Loisel, becomes more detailed over time, as shown throughout the story, “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant. Juy de Maupassant 's “The Necklace”, brings us Madame Loisel who expands and develops through exposure and access to her thoughts, emotions, and actions. One way

  • Examples Of Matilde In The Necklace

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    Has there ever been such an envious person as matilde? The necklace by: is a story about a selfish and envious woman. Who pays dearly for her mistakes. The girl, or matilde was very selfish and envious throughout the story, she may even be stated as the most envious or selfish person ever. Throughout the story matilde was very selfish, and this shows very clearly. The first instance of this is when she spends her husband’s hunting money to buy an expensive dress for her to wear to a ball. This is

  • Loisel's Loss In The Necklace

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    In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that

  • Necklace Character Analysis

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    The short story “Necklace” involves thoughtful exploration of the character “Miss Loisel”, furthermore it talks about her dreams and wishes to be wealthy while being a French middle-class woman. The story describes her as pretty, lively girl who is “unlucky” to be born in a mid-class regular family. Her husband was also a clerk in the department of education. She’s dreaming of a fabulous life she’s not having. Money and wealth seduce Mme Loisel and she is very greedy and delusional. the short story

  • Situational Irony In The Necklace

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    Appreciate what you have Have you ever been wounded at your parents, spouse, or anyone for not buying you “enough”, or for not having designer clothing, jewelry, and shoes in your close? In the story “The Necklace” by guy de Maupassant, gives a good lesson on how materialistic things don’t matter and how it can change your whole life. This story brings out the literary elements of situational irony, conflict, and theme. Both the conflict and irony helped exude the theme of “dissatisfaction is more

  • The Necklace Rhetorical Analysis

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    "Compare the reactions of the main characters to their situations of poverty in 'The Necklace' and 'Veronica'" Acute poverty is difficult to imagine unless it has been experienced first hand, and one's perception of poverty is often proportional to one's social status or quality of life. 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant, set mainly in an unspecified area of rural Africa, and 'Veronica' by Adawale Maja-Pearce, a nineteenth century story with a contemporary setting in Paris, both adopt poverty

  • The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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    “A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm”. In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Mme. Loisel is dissatisfied with her life, she believes that she deserves better. She was invited to a ball that was full of wealthy people, Mme. Loisel had nothing nice to wear and no jewelry. She decided to borrow a necklace from her friend. Later, unable to find it, Mme. Loisel wastes a huge portion of her life trying to repay her friend for the lost necklace. Mme. Loisel is ungrateful, self-conscious, and careless

  • The Necklace Literary Analysis Essay

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    Literary Analysis on The Necklace By: Guy de Maupassant In the story, “The Necklace”, Madame Loisel finally get to attend a high-class event, but her night is ruined when she loses a borrowed necklace. In this story Guy de Maupassant uses irony to entertain his audience. He conveys irony in his story by using his protagonist, plot, and the surprise ending. Maupassant uses Madame Loisel, the protagonist, to show irony in almost all it’s forms. Maupassant first shows irony thourgh Mathilde’s life

  • How Does The Necklace Change

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    A Change in Mathilde Loisel “The Necklace” “If there is no struggle, there is no progress” - Frederick Douglass. This quote is explored in the short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, as he introduces a low-middle-class, materialistic women named Mathilde Loisel who is unhappy at the level of her life and one who goes through complicated struggles. Mathilde Loisel changes throughout the story because over a ten year span, she realizes what it means to live a life in impoverishment. Towards

  • Analysis Of Guy De Maupassant's The Necklace

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    wrote. The reader learns this truth while reading Guy de Maupassant’s story “The Necklace.” In the story, a lady named Mathilde gets invited to a party and decided to borrow her friends necklace. After the party, she loses her friend’s diamond necklace and instead of informing her friend she decides to get her a new one. Since the necklace was so costly, she has to work to earn back the money she had spent on the necklace. You will soon learn that her character improved and changed for the better. Mathilde’s

  • The Necklace Vs Journey To Galway

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    The short story, “The Necklace”, by Guy du Maupassant, is about Madame Loisel, a young woman and her desire to lead a life of luxury, jewels, and dresses. On the other hand, the short story “The Journey to Galway” by Colm Toibin is about a mother and her struggle to accept the death of her soldier son. In the light of the texts, “The Necklace” is a better short story than the “The Journey to Galway”. This is because of the presence of strong characterization and the author’s effective use of conflict

  • Madame Mathilde In The Diamond Necklace

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    popular naturalist shorts of its time. “The Necklace” is an ironic story of the greed of a woman, constantly longing for a life of lavish and luxury. A series of misfortunate events ultimately leads up to a misunderstanding one would have never expected. Madame Mathilde is depicted a beautiful yet selfish young woman, incessant on her need for wealth and status. Despite the modest, accommodating lifestyle provided for her by her husband, Monsieur Loisel—a lowly clerk in the Ministry of Education—Madame

  • Dishonesty In De Maupassant's The Diamond Necklace

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    Dishonesty and greediness are two words that most people encounter at some point in their lives, and Mathilde comes face to face with both of them, and she suffers the consequences of her actions. In the short story, “The Diamond Necklace”, a woman learns that honesty is the best policy, and that greediness can cause many unnecessary troubles. This fable unfolds with a thorough characterization of its main character, Mathilde Loisel. Mathilde is beautiful and charming, but was born into a family

  • Comparing Couples In A Doll's House And The Necklace

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    Many couples have issues with money, and in “A Doll’s House” and “The Necklace,” the couples both have these problems. Nora from “A Doll’s House” and Mathilde from “The Necklace” share some similar personality traits, however, their circumstances, how they deal with their problems, and their husbands’ personalities all differ. In “A Doll’s House”, Torvald speaks to Nora in a slightly demeaning way and calls her pet names like skylark, spendthrift, and his “little squirrel.” The characters squabble

  • Wealth And Riches In The Necklace And Of Mice And Men

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    A theme quite common in literature is pursuit of wealth and riches. In the short story unit there was one short story, one book, and one movie that all shared the same theme: The Necklace, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Of Mice and Men. The problem in The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant was based off of Mme. Loisel’s pursuit of wealth and riches. When the Loisels got an invitation to a reception for M. Loisels’s company, Mme. Loisel makes a big deal of needing a fancy evening gown for the occasion.